THE ORIGIN OF THE RFP

“Let the free markets decide which company is best. We want lots of companies with lots of great ideas competing with a Darwinian pressure.”

Federal CIO Vivek Kundra, whose previous experience with free markets featured an episode of youthful indiscretion where he made off with shirts from JCPenney without paying, on his plans to spend $79 billion as chaotically as possible, BusinessWeek, 11 March 2010

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BE THERE OR BE FOURSQUARE

“It’s where the intersection between digital and physical starts to get interesting. Starbucks loves that, because we’re always looking for that intersection, which we think is the evolution of social networks.”

Starbucks executive Chris Bruzzo, frothing more than just lattes as he tries to pretend he’s not in the fast-food business, Bits, 11 March 2010